Have you ever started something without knowing why or where it is going ?
Well that was me yesterday with this book
The original book, before I started altering it, came from a church book sale in Witherslack, Cumbria for 50p.
The title is The Rose In Britain by N. P. Harvey and was published in 1953.
It was the cover that drew me to it but the fact that it had been donated to the sale by the head gardener at nearby Halecat House made me buy it.
I wondered if he had retired or had so many books he was having a declutter.
The thought also of it going to landfill if it didn't sell also
contributed to me bringing it home.
I love the photographs of the roses but i've no interest
in it as a gardening book.
The next thing I knew I had started sticking and pasting things in it.
Joining pages together, cutting pages out and so it went on
with still with no clear idea of what I was doing.
Until, that was I got out my vintage wallpaper samples and that's when I came up with the idea of using it to display the lovely pieces which previously had been gathering dust on the shelf.
I'm quite happy now with what i've done and will carry on with it.
Have a great deskhopping day everyone